Home Icon
The screen is simply beautiful on the HTC One X.

HTC One X: Europe gets a battery update, Australia not so much

By Leigh D. Stark | 2:03 pm 26/04/2012

As much as we loved the HTC One X – and we did, it’s awesome – we did feel a bit let down by the battery. Overseas, our friends in Europe will be receiving a fix for that. Australians on the other hand, well that’s another story.

According to reports overseas, the over-the-air fix released for the HTC One X can boost battery life by up to 20%, a push that could make the One X last longer than a day. In our review, we found that a regular day of usage – calls, social networking, taking pictures – would only net us a maximum of a day.

In this day and age, we seem to manage only a day or two max from of our smartphones, but when we can’t even hit a day, we get a little concerned, especially when the phone is excellent on all other counts.

Some reviews have suggested that if you don’t use the screen very often, the battery life will be excellent, possibly grabbing as much as two days life, but that wasn’t our experience.

The update could prove to be just what the HTC One X needs to be close to perfect, but it doesn’t look like Australians will be on the receiving end of that any time soon.

When asked about the update, HTC Australia told us:

“People love to do so much on their smartphones so it’s not surprising to see their battery needs increase. Battery life will vary widely depending on how each customer uses their phone.  At HTC we take power consumption very seriously and work closely with our chipset, display and battery partners to provide the best experience we can. At this stage we have no local announcements to make regarding the OTA update for the HTC One X but will provide an update when available.”

If you have a HTC One X, tell us in the Comments section below how you’re going with the battery life. Are you trying to avoid using the screen? Are you using the screen all the time and getting solid life? We’re keen to know.

Latest reviews

  • Review: DeLonghi PrimaDonna Elite coffee machine

    DeLonghi’s latest machine may have a name deserving of people who fancy themselves over the top, but its quality speaks volumes enough that its actually deserved.
  • Review: Benq WiT LED desk lamp

    Benq may not be a brand you typically associate with lights, and we know it best for monitors, but your next work light could come from some neat R&D…
  • Review: KEF M400 headphones

    A brand synonymous with excellent audio, KEF is at it again with a pair of on-ear headphones that aim to bring audio to a compact and fashionable package. Does…
  • Review: Amazon Kindle Oasis

    Electronic books have already delivered a future where we can bring all of our books with us, but the next development will be one of super thin tablets that…
  • Review: Acoustic Research M2 (ARM2) media player

    While the phone has overtaken the conventional media player, those of us with special needs and high resolution audio are embracing a new generation of media devices, and Acoustic…
  • Review: Husqvarna 136LiHD45 Hedge Trimmer

    If a guy who rarely enters his backyard can use a hedge trimmer, it’s a winner, and that means Husqvarna’s battery powered 45cm trimmer wins the gold, ticking the…
  • A phone with a difference: LG’s G5 reviewed

    LG’s quest for the ultimate flagship phone has been all about constant evolution, and for its 2016 attempt, we’re seeing the best one yet. Is it enough to unseat…
  • Review: Telstra Tough Max

    Telstra's Tough Max isn't like your ordinary phone, because if you need something that feels like it has been made for Australia, this may well be it.
  • Review: Apple iPad Smart Keyboard for 9.7 inch iPad Pro

    One feature on the iPad Pro can only be used with style of accessory: the dock connector, and it can only talk to keyboard cases. Right now, Apple’s Smart…
  • Review: Aftershockz Bluez 2S Bone Conduction earphones

    Imagine if you never had to wear an earphone again and could just hear the music in your head. That doesn’t have have to be a dream, because the…

“How do you stop yourself from being caught out by these scam artists?”

Read More

Tell us…

Will you be installing an ad blocker on your smartphone?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

“There’s certainly no doubt that you can find a bargain, but like always, you get what you pay for.”

Read More